SDBN May 4th 2015 Event: Synthetic Genomics Seminar Series



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The San Diego biotech industry has seen many phases and trends throughout its history, and genomics has remained an area in which we have always excelled. We can look to many factors for this achievement, such as the strong research and bioinformatics capabilities of our universities, the entrepreneurial environment that fosters the founding and growth of genomics companies, and our fantastic climate that attracts seasoned scientists who have their choice of locales to settle. J. Craig Venter’s decision to found Synthetic Genomics in 2005 in San Diego was a key development for in our region, as it brought capital, talent, and enthusiasm for genomics research and its commercialization. In 2010, Venter and colleagues created the first synthetic life using groundbreaking DNA synthesis technologies. Now, 5 years later, and almost 15 years since the first human genome was sequenced, Synthetic Genomics is doing groundbreaking work in the areas of cell and tissue engineering, synthetic genomes, and DNA synthesis. Synthetic Genomics Vaccines is an SGI business unit leveraging its breakthrough core technology to create advanced vaccines and therapeutics that will have the greatest positive impact on human health. The SGI-DNA business unit is making these technologies available to research scientists. Join us May 4th at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine to hear about the latest SGI research and how you can leverage the same technologies in your lab to advance your research. Click here to register for this free half day seminar series May 4th 2015 which includes lunch!

May 4th 2015 Synthetic Genomics Seminar Series Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Magda Barbu Magda Barbu, Ph.D. Scientist II at Synthetic Genomics Vaccines, Inc.
“Towards Rationally Engineered Phage Therapeutics Against Multidrug-resistant Pathogens”
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Billyana Tsvetanova Billyana Tsvetanova, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Synthetic Genomics
“Advanced DNA Assembly and Modification Tools for Genome-scale Genetic Engineering”
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH, Networking & SGI-DNA Product Demonstrations
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Toby Richardson Toby Richardson, Ph.D., Vice President, Bioinformatics & Information Technology, Synthetic Genomics
“Next Gen DNA Sequencing: An Indispensable Tool for Discovering Novel Biocatalysts and Enhancing Microbial Strains for Bio Based Process Applications”
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. SeanStevens_sm Sean Stevens, Ph.D., Senior Director, Mammalian Synthetic Biology, Synthetic Genomics
“Genome Engineering for Xenotransplantation”


Event Details

Who: Life science researchers and professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: May 4th Synthetic Genomics Seminar Series
When: Monday, May 4th, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine (Upstairs Auditorium near Bella Vista Cafe), 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: Free, lunch provided by SGI-DNA
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Directions & Parking: From the 5 freeway, exit Genesee Ave and head west. Turn left onto North Torrey Pines Road. Drive 1/8 mi, turn right on to Torrey Pines Scenic Drive and the Consortium is the first driveway on your right. Park in the lot on the left (west) and the gate will open for you. Handicap parking is in the lot on the right (east), use this lot if needed and bring your ticket for validation. The event is in the Duane Roth Auditorium which is up the outside stairs and to the right past the Bella Vista Caffe.